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Date:   Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:01:44 +0100
From:   Miguel Ojeda <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     Andy Shevchenko <>,
        Mans Rullgard <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Ksenija Stanojevic <>,
        Randy Dunlap <>,
        Linux List Kernel Mailing <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] auxdisplay for v5.1-rc2

Hi Linus,

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 10:10 PM Linus Torvalds
<> wrote:
> Side note: this is very annoying. As part of the rc release I'm going
> through things like this, and I notice that the new Kconfig option has
> absolutely no help text.
> That might be acceptable if the choice of options made sense and would
> be obvious to people, but they aren't obvious. Particularly not when
> you come from not having an option at all, it's not at all clear that
> what _used_ to happen was that "flash" option.
> And yes, the Kconfig source code makes it look like there are help
> texts. But a help text on the individual options for a choice isn't
> actually shown when you ask for help - it's the help text for the
> *choice* that matters. Not that those invisible help texts actually
> _help_ anything anyway.

The help on the actual option is a good point; we will add it. Also
the Kconfig in general needs a bit of love, I think.

Thanks a lot for taking a look, by the way!


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